Over the Top is a 1987 American sports drama film starring Sylvester Stallone. It was produced and directed by Menahem Golan, and its screenplay was written by Stirling Silliphant and Stallone. The original music score was composed by Giorgio Moroder. The main character, Lincoln Hawk, played by Stallone, is a long-haul truck driver who tries to win back his alienated son, Michael, while becoming a champion arm wrestler.
- Starring : Sylvester Stallone / Robert Loggia
- Genre : Action / Drama / Sport
- Country : United States
- Language : English
- Director : Menahem Golan
- Production : Cannon Group / Golan-Globus Productions / Warner Bros.
- Distributor : Warner Bros. / Cannon Tuschinski Film Distribution / Hoyts Distribution / Oy Europa Vision AB / Paris Filmes / Scotia-Cannon / 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / CBS / Esselte CIC Video / Future Film / Kinowelt Home Entertainment / MGM Home Entertainment / MTC Video / Paramount Television / RCA/Columbia-Hoyts Home Video / Soul Media / Viacom / Warner Home Video / Yleisradio (YLE)
Over the Top movie
Over the Top release date
- February 12, 1987 : USA (New York City, New York)
- February 13, 1987 : USA
- February 14, 1987 : Japan
- March 26, 1987 : Australia
- April 3, 1987 : UK
- April 6, 1987 : Spain
- April 8, 1987 : France
- April 10, 1987 : Ireland
- April 17, 1987 : Sweden
Over the Top cast
- Sylvester Stallone as Lincoln Hawk
- Robert Loggia as Jason Cutler
- Susan Blakely as Christina Hawk
- Rick Zumwalt as Bob ‘Bull’ Hurley
- David Mendenhall as Michael Cutler
- Chris McCarty as Tim Salanger
- Terry Funk as Ruker
- Bob Beattie as Announcer
- Allan Graf as Collins (as Alan Graf)
- Magic Schwarz as Smasher
- Bruce Way as Grizzly
- Jimmy Keegan as Big Boy – Richie
- John Braden as Colonel Davis
- Tony Munafo as Tony
- Randy Raney as Mad Dog Madison
Lincoln Hawk is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. Hawk’s estranged wife Christina, who is suffering from heart disease, asks that Hawk pick up their ten-year-old son Michael from military school so that the two of them can get to know each other; Hawk had left them ten years earlier. Michael’s controlling grandfather Jason Cutler, a wealthy man who hates Hawk and disapproved of his daughter’s relationship with him, believes that Hawk has no right to be in his grandson’s life. Michael is very distrusting and bitter towards Hawk initially and treats him with contempt at every turn.
Over the course of a trip from Colorado to California, Michael comes to trust Hawk, especially after Hawk rescues him from kidnappers (who were actually goons hired by Cutler to retrieve Mike). Hawk and Mike also bond when Hawk teaches him to arm wrestle and drive the truck. However, when they arrive at the hospital, Hawk is despondent to learn they have arrived to learn that Christina died from surgery complications. Feeling he would have been there with her if not for Hawk, Michael leaves for his grandfather’s estate. An attempt to retrieve Michael ends with Hawk being arrested for trespassing when he resorts to ramraiding after being turned away from Cutler’s gated mansion. Michael visits his father in jail and forgives him, but tells Hawk that he feels more secure living with his grandfather.
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